Christian Takushi is a Macro Economist with over 25 years experience in Research, Portfolio Management and Strategy focused on the Far East, Emerging Markets and Geopolitics. He began as a Macroeconomic Analyst at ZKB Research in 1989 and was invited to join Credit Suisse Group in 1993 as Portfolio Manager where he convinced Bank Leu’s management to invest in emerging markets, building the research & investment teams in Hong Kong & Singapore. He was invited to join Swisscanto Asset Management in 1998 as Director where he continued to manage Emerging Asia & Japanese equities for 14 years. In 2012 he joined the Emerging Markets unit at BCV in Lausanne as strategist. In February 2015 he founded Geopolitical Economics AG, an independent firm that researches global Macroeconomic & Geopolitical Trends and gives strategic advice to institutional investors & decision makers. GEAG issues Geopolitical Macro Outlooks & analytical Updates within 3-6 hours of an event.
Christian has been an active speaker & lecturer over the past 21 years – holding over 500 speeches in Switzerland-Germany-Austria. Also interviewed on Bloomberg TV and Swiss TV. He was born in Peru in 1966, attended the German Humboldt Gymnasium in Lima, became a Physics-Laboratory Technician (Bachelor from Middendorf Technical School) and later achieved a Master in Macro Economics at the Institute of Empirical Economic Research of Zurich University. He is an active member of the CFA Institute.